We’ve Found A High-Street Twin For These IT Shoes From Gucci
When Alessandro Michele took to the stage for his creative debut for Gucci’s Resort 2016, the world stopped and stared. Not just because the designer par excellence doled out a rather fresh take on everything vintage with the garments he exhibited, he also ensured that the shoe styles seen on that runway were exceptional. In fact, post that show, the fashion fraternity witnessed a slew of shoe silhouettes that have ever since made it as IT shoes — the lace-up flats with pom-pom detailing, the crossover mules, and even the fringed loafers.
Gucci’s fringed loafers have actually given this shoe design a new dimension. The fringed detailing adds gravitas to a pair of loafers, making it a perfect inclusion in one’s work wear ensemble, as well as when you’re sporting something more casual. Also, be it the block heels or the horse-bit buckle, this loafer features everything a shoe lover can ask for. But wait, before you really get excited about this chic pair, here’s what might be a deal breaker — the price.
Sigh along, women! This one is a little more than 50k, and while I am not willing to empty my pocket for a luxury piece that’ll make it to my shoe cabinet, what I am more than willing to do is to scout for an identical pair. So I did, with all my heart. And what I did chance upon was this almost-alike shoe at Mango. Trust me when I say this, minus the buckle detail and the smaller heel, this shoe is a twin. The best part — it’s darn affordable. Shop on and thank me later!
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